New York spot platinum prices were giving up $6, or 0.4%, to $1,658 an ounce as its sister metal lost ground.
New York spot palladium prices were surrendering $10, or 1.4%, to $691 an ounce.
A handful of precious metals mining stocks and ETFs -- which offer another form of exposure to precious metals -- were largely in the positive territory towards the market close on Monday. Hecla Mining (HL) was gaining 4.8% to $8.99, while Silver Wheaton (SLW) was rising by 4.2% to $36.16. North American Palladium (PAL) was increasing 2.5% to $5.82 and ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) was falling by 1.4% to $69.03.
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